or


[10/15/07 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Family Launches Its First Online Reality Show "Rush'D," Premiering Monday, October 22 on VirtualrusH.com
RUSH'D will take the six contestants from their college campuses to the set of GREEK, where they will get a shot at their own 15-minutes of fame.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ONLINE REALITY SHOW "RUSH'D," PREMIERING MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 ON VIRTUALRUSH.COM

Online Series Follows Six Lucky Virtual Rush Finalists On A Journey From Their College Campuses to Los Angeles For The Audition Process For A Walk-On Role On The Popular Original Series GREEK

Burbank, CA (October 15, 2007) � On the heels of the success of ABC Family's original series GREEK, which became the network's highest rated original series ever in A18-34 and M18-34, the channel's social networking site virtualrush.com will premiere RUSH'D on Monday, October 22. RUSH'D is an online reality show about six finalists selected from Virtual Rush 10 Week Challenge Contest that ran during the first 10-episodes of "Greek" this past summer.

"Virtualrush.com shows just how successful a social network can be as part of a television franchise like Greek. We were thrilled with the enthusiasm of the participants," said Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. "They literally inspired us to create a show where our audience have become the stars. We think RUSH'D is the perfect vehicle to keep the chatter going on virtualrush.com until GREEK returns in 2008."

Virtualrush.com will document the audition experience of the six finalists to create RUSH'D which will run over a span of several weeks. RUSH'D will take the six contestants from their college campuses to the set of GREEK, where they will get a shot at their own 15-minutes of fame.

After participating in weekly challenges and receiving votes from thousands of virtualrush.com users, these six lucky contestants were selected to audition for a walk on role for GREEK and will be flown to Los Angeles. Their experience will include a hometown visit, a photo shoot, set visit to meet the cast as well as their audition for the producers. All of this will be filmed and posted on virtualrush.com and the community will vote to choose a winner.

When RUSH'D launches, visitors to the site will be able to view daily postings that recaps the virtualrush.com challenges and show the exciting experience of the six finalists as they pursue their Hollywood dream. During the week of November 19-23, the Virtual Rush community will vote for their favorite finalist.

The finalists are:

Laura Wise, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, attends Ohio State University and majors in Public Relations and Fashion. Her user name is WhiteCup.

Luke Martin, 22, of Tallahassee, attends Tallahassee Community College and majors in Music and Psychology. His user name is Ivory_Rockstar.

Jenna Walsh, 20, of Chicago, plans to attend MacCormac College and major in Sports Medicine. Her user name is Jenziebaby.

Nate McGee, 21, of Wichita, attends Wichita State University and majors in Psychology and Creative Writing. His user name is NjMcGee.

Chrissy Celotto, 26, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, attends Winthrop University and majors in Interior Design. Her user name is Van Wilder.

Jason Stephens, 27, of Utica, attended Utica College of Syracuse University and majored in Business Management and Marketing. His user name is ChiKappaDelta.

Virtualrush.com is a niche social network centered on collegiate life that allows viewers to join the virtual Cyprus-Rhodes University community by creating a profile and uploading content. After creating a profile, a visitor can select a co-ed fraternity or sorority they'd like to join or they can take a personality quiz to see if they should join GREEK's resident "Slacker" Cappie in Kappa Tau or "It Girl" Casey and the Zeta Beta Zetas. They can interact with other members of the community and be ranked by the community to be eligible for a walk-on role and other prizes. Visitors who create online profiles for virtualrush.com must be 18 years or older, but younger fans can visit the site, vote for their favorite photos & videos, and post comments.

GREEK, a new original series by creator Sean Smith, is a dramedy set at fictitious Cyprus-Rhodes University, which focuses on social minefield that is the Greek system. Viewers will see this unique cast of characters navigate their way through this treacherous terrain as they try to find their place at Cyprus-Rhodes University. Shawn Piller ("Wildfire," "The Dead Zone"), Lloyd Segan ("Wildfire," "The Dead Zone") and Anne Kenney ("Beautiful People," "The Division") serve as executive producers. Patrick Sean Smith ("Summerland," "Wildfire") is creator/co-executive producer. The ensemble cast includes Jacob Zachar as Rusty, Spencer Grammer as Casey, Scott Michael Foster as Cappie, Jake McDorman as Evan, Paul James as Calvin, Clark Duke as Dale, Amber Stevens as Ashleigh and Dilshad Vadsaria as Rebecca.

Part of the Disney-ABC-TV Group, ABC Family, distributed in over 91 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today's families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas. ABC Family is also the destination for Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas" branded programming events. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





  [october 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (ABC FAMILY)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· DIVISION, THE (LIFETIME)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.